CIA report: No evidence linking Havana syndrome to a foreign country.. A CIA investigation has not found evidence that a foreign country was responsible for mysterious ailments suffered by hundreds of U.S. diplomats and intelligence officials in multiple countries in recent years.
Most of the illnesses appear related to previously undiagnosed medical conditions or stress, according to an interim report by the spy agency.
However, the CIA emphasized that it is still investigating around two dozen cases that cannot be explained, and which were first reported by officials at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, in 2016.
“Some of our toughest cases remain unresolved,” said a CIA official who spoke on condition of anonymity. “We have so far not found evidence of state actor involvement in any incident.”
The official added that the CIA has “not ruled out the actions of a foreign actor.”
Those afflicted have described suffering from a sudden onset of ailments that include debilitating headaches, ringing in the ears, and balance problems.
“While we have reached some significant interim findings, we are not done,” CIA Director William Burns said in a statement. “We will continue the mission to investigate these incidents and provide access to world-class care for those who need it.”
Those afflicted call for further study
Meanwhile, some of those who have suffered ailments said there are still many unanswered questions.
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